Sunday Poser # 108

Sadje is our host and her question this week is

How important it is to you to answer comments on your blog posts?
Do you respond to all the comments made on your blog posts? Do you think responding to comments is an important part of blogging?

I’ve been blogging since 2013 and remember how excited I was getting likes and then comments.
Stats were a mass of numbers for different things, but as time progressed and I understood more of what was going on, participated in challenges and left comments of my own on other posts, comments became more important that views and likes.

When someone comments on your post, it’s because you have struck a chord of familiarity with them that they wish to share or contribute. To me, it is vitally important to respond to someone who has taken the time to put a comment on your post.
It is also polite.
Sometimes, it leads to conversations and others may even join in which in turn, can provide inspiration for another post of a different ilk.

I respond to all comments, as well as read every post by those who participate in the challenges I set. I don’t necessarily follow them all (which is why pingbacks are so important), but if I am aware of it, I acknowledge it.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Sunday Poser # 108

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It’s just common courtesy

  2. rugby843 says:

    I feel the same. 

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  3. Chris says:

    I do too, I feel if they took the time to comment I at least should have the courtesy to respond if only to say thank you.

  4. Sadje says:

    Very true. This is the spirit of blogging. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Di.

  5. murisopsis says:

    I have a friend on FB who has tons of followers and often has over 100 comments on her posts. She never responds to comments. So I stopped commenting. I’ll read and leave a like but I’ve stopped taking the time to comment on her FB page. WP is a little more intimate. I take the time and make the effort to respond to all the comments I get.

  6. Clive says:

    I agree, and always take time to respond to comments. It would be rude not to, and the social aspect of blogging is important. Though I do sometimes wonder why people comment on how much they have liked a post but don’t hit the ‘like’ button – bigger numbers are nice 🤣

  7. glyn40wilton says:

    I try to comment on all the posts I read. If not I will usually leave a ‘like’ at least.

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